Tips to grow my nails..........

United States
July 10, 2011 8:10am CST
For all of my life my fingernails have been brittle and peel. Therefore, I have never had long nails BEFORE now! Due to health reasons I have been on a much healthier gluten free diet for almost 2 years now and lately my nails seem to be getting stronger and stronger. This is exciting for me because all of my life I could never really grow them. I have been keeping polish on them and a hardener if I am not wearing polish but I was wondering do you have any tips to keep them in this nice feminine pretty shape?
4 responses
@alquizar (480)
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
I think it is really from the genes if you are going to have nice nails or not but one procedure that I know that my friend told me is by dipping the nails in water with onion in it.It was effective for her and her nails is so nice to look at and it is hard as well.
@thetis74 (1525)
10 Jul 11
It is good to hear that. Nails, according to experts, also give warning signs if we have health problems. So it is good to hear that your nails are now telling you how healthy you have been now.
• United States
13 Jul 11
That's a good point there~! I didn't think of it like that. All these years my nails have been horrible and then almost 2 years ago I found out I had a horrible intolerance to gluten and switched my diet. This must be a sign that it's working!
• United States
10 Jul 11
I have had long nails for a good part of my life. I don't think I have done anything outside the norm to cause them to grow. I do intake a great deal of dairy products in which, I suppose the calcium helps for them to grow. Keeping them filed to smooth with no jagged edges helps them from breaking off and or splitting. I do wear a lot of nail polish and top coats, and change the colors about 1 -2 weeks. I do from time to time keep them natural so that they can breath a bit. I have heard that jello helps growth but I am not really a jello eater. I do use hand lotion quite a bit and find that the skin around the nails are always smooth, which helps from having dry skin around the nails and this way one is not constantly picking on the surrounding skin which causes some to pick constantly on their nails and weaken them. I do trim mine often as they do grow very often, and use the emery boards to shape them nicely.
• United States
10 Jul 11
Thanks for all the tips. I have to agree with you on the jello. I HATE jello. LOL
@allknowing (63624)
• India
10 Jul 11
Eat plenty of jelly or any stuff that has gelatin in it. It is good for the nails. I have tried it and I am happy with the results. Anyway with long nails one cannot type fast!
• United States
10 Jul 11
Well, I don't want very long nails just enough to be pretty. Thanks for the tip!